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  • MISS HICKORY. by Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Ruth Gannett.
    Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Ruth Gannett.
    MISS HICKORY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1946 (1947) dj. Hardcover - A very early printing of this delightful story of a little wooden doll, winner of the Newbery Award in 1947. "When Great-granny Brown packed up and moved to the Women's City Club in Boston, Miss Hickory was faced with the problem of spending a severe New Hampshire winter alone. This might not have been so bad if Miss Hickory had not been a country woman whose body was an apple-wood twig and whose head was a hickory nut. This is the story of how she suvived those months, in the company of neighbors like Crow, Bull Frog, Ground Hog, and a host of others." Illustrated throughout with charming lithographs by Ruth Gannett. 123 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket with some overall rubbing and wear, price-clipped.

    Book ID: 75413
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  • THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN. by Coatsworth, Elizabeth.
    Coatsworth, Elizabeth.
    THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (c 1958) dj. Hardcover - A new edition with illustrations by Lynd Ward of this classic children's book originally published in 1930. A story of the cat who came to live with a poor Japanese artist and brought him good fortune while teaching him patience and devotion. Winner of the Newbery Medal. Square format. 63 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to top edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 58746
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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    BUD, NOT BUDDY.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - This story, set in 1936 in Flint Michigan, of a 12 year old black boy's escape from an abusive foster home, and search for the jazz musician he believed to be his father won both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King award, as well as several other honors. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-385-323069.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription mostly underneath front flap, price-clipped.) Newbery gold award sticker on front cover.

    Book ID: 45762
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  • Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    BUD, NOT BUDDY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Delacorte, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - This story , set in 1936 in Flint Michigan, of a 12 year old black boy's escape from an abusive foster home, and search for the jazz musician he believed to be his father won both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King award, as well as several other honors. Early book club edition with no mention of the awards. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-385-323069.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 34408
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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    BUD, NOT BUDDY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This story, set in 1936 in Flint Michigan, of a 12 year old black boy's escape from an abusive foster home, and search for the jazz musician he believed to be his father won both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King award, as well as several other honors. SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in 1999, in the year of publication, (and before it won all the awards) . Uncommon in the first printing, especially in the first issue dustjacket with original price of $15.95. ISBN: 0-385-323069.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51750
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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    BUD, NOT BUDDY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This story, set in 1936 in Flint Michigan, of a 12 year old black boy's escape from an abusive foster home, and search for the jazz musician he believed to be his father won both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King award, as well as several other honors. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Uncommon in the first printing, especially in the first issue dustjacket with original price of $15.95. ISBN: 0-385-323069.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51751
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  • Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    BUD, NOT BUDDY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scholastic, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - This story , set in 1936 in Flint Michigan, of a 12 year old black boy's escape from an abusive foster home, and search for the jazz musician he believed to be his father won both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King award, as well as several other honors. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-439-227534.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 37080
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  • THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread. by DiCamillo, Kate. Timothy Basil Ering, illustrator.
    DiCamillo, Kate. Timothy Basil Ering, illustrator.
    THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2006). SIGNED - Newbery award winning story for older children, illustrated with full page black and white drawings and decorative borders by Timothy Basil Ering. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Movie tie-in edition with sticker on front cover. 270 pp plus an excerpt from "Edward Tulane" and a list of her other books. ISBN: 0-763625299.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 60106
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  • THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS. by Du Bois, William Pene (1916 - 1993)
    Du Bois, William Pene (1916 - 1993)
    THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1947) dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming story of a retired San Francisco professor of arithmetic who - after years of dealing with unruly boys in the classroom - wants nothing more than peace and quiet, and so he devises the idea of a gentle balloon flight around the world. Things don't turn out quite as he expects when he crash lands his balloon on the island of Krakatoa, shortly before it erupts. There he discovers an strange society of nothing but billionaires - all from San Francisco - supported by a hidden diamond mine. A wonderful combination of gentle humor, utopianism, adventure, some surrealist fantasy, a bit of steampunk and factual information…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1947) dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming story of a retired San Francisco professor of arithmetic who - after years of dealing with unruly boys in the classroom - wants nothing more than peace and quiet, and so he devises the idea of a gentle balloon flight around the world. Things don't turn out quite as he expects when he crash lands his balloon on the island of Krakatoa, shortly before it erupts. There he discovers an strange society of nothing but billionaires - all from San Francisco - supported by a hidden diamond mine. A wonderful combination of gentle humor, utopianism, adventure, some surrealist fantasy, a bit of steampunk and factual information ("Half of this story is true and the other half might very well have happened'), including some real balloon inventions, illustrated with delightful pencil drawings the by author. Although set in 1883, this was written for a world just emerging from World War II - in fact, the first paragraphs which contrasts the speed of different forms of travel refers to changes coming in the Atomic Age - and so one can understand the appeal of this book which depicts a world of wonders far removed from war. Winner of the 1948 Newbery award. SIGNED on the front endpaper by du Bois. 180 pp.

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    Condition: Just about fine in a fair only dust jacket (the dust jacket is missing approximately 2 inches at the top of the spine, has rubbing and wear at the folds, chipping at the corners, with the original price of $2.50 on the dj flap) Dust jacket is now protected by an archival cover, and it did protect the book.

    Book ID: 79047
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  • JOYFUL NOISE: Poems for Two Voices. by Fleischman, Paul (illustrated by Eric Beddows.)
    Fleischman, Paul (illustrated by Eric Beddows.)
    JOYFUL NOISE: Poems for Two Voices.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1992). SIGNED - A collection of poems that celebrate the insect world, written to be spoken aloud by two voices. sometimes alternating, sometime simultaneously. Winner of the Newbery award. SIGNED and dated by Fleischman on the title page. Illustrated with full-page black and white drawings by Eric Beddows. 44 pp. plus final double page illustration. ISBN: 0-06-4460932.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners somewhat bumped).

    Book ID: 73672
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  • THE WHIPPING BOY. by Fleischman, Sid.
    Fleischman, Sid.
    THE WHIPPING BOY.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1986). SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Award winning book. "A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertenty trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws." INSCRIBED by Fleischman on the front endpaper and dated in 1988. Illustrated with both full page and small drawings by Peter Sis. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-688062164.

    Condition: Good overall in light blue boards - some wear to the covers and spine, but contents are clean and just about fine - no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74600
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  • A NEWBERY ZOO: A Dozen Animal Stories by Newbery Award-Winning Authors. by Greenberg, Martin H. and Charles G. Waugh, editors.
    Greenberg, Martin H. and Charles G. Waugh, editors.
    A NEWBERY ZOO: A Dozen Animal Stories by Newbery Award-Winning Authors.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1995). Hardcover first edition - Introduction by Betsy Byars. Contains stories by Lloyd Alexander, Beverly Cleary, Virginia Hamilton, Will James, Paul Fleischman, Robert Lawson, Jean Craighead George, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Betsy Byars and Charles Boardman Hawes. Notes on the authors. Slightly oversized format. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-385322631.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj, peeled spots on front cover.

    Book ID: 70738
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  • THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY. by Konigsburg, E. L.
    Konigsburg, E. L.
    THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1996.) dj. Hardcover - Newbery award winning novel about a sixth grade team who win - who trounce - all the competition in an Academic Bowl contest. List of questions and answers at end of book, 163 pp. ISBN: 0-689-80993x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43166
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  • TALK TALK (TalkTalk):A Children's Book Author Speaks to Grown-Ups. by Konigsburg, E.L. (Elaine Lobi, 1930-2013)
    Konigsburg, E.L. (Elaine Lobi, 1930-2013)
    TALK TALK (TalkTalk):A Children's Book Author Speaks to Grown-Ups.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A selection of nine speeches from those given over a period of twenty-five years -speeches which she thought captured the essence of her years as a writer of children's books, including winning two Newbery Medals (one for her classic "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler') The speeches are arranged chronologically by the decade. Illustrated in full color. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout, slightly oversized format. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-689319932.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73254
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  • L'Engle, Madeleine.
    A SWIFTLY TILTING PLANET.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (c. 1978.). A title in the classic Time Quartet (originally a Trilogy), a series which began with the Newbery award winning 'Wrinkle in Time' originally published in 1962. This continues the stories of the Murry-O'Keefes - Meg, Charles Wallace and the others. 278 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition (crease to back cover.)

    Book ID: 40367
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  • L'Engle, Madeleine.
    A SWIFTLY TILTING PLANET.

    Edition: Pocket paperback.

    New York: Dell, (c. 1978.). A title in the classic Time Quartet (originally a Trilogy), a series which began with the Newbery award winning 'Wrinkle in Time' originally published in 1962. This continues the stories of the Murry-O'Keefes - Meg, Charles Wallace and the others. ISBN: 0-440-901588.

    Condition: Good condition (some creases to front cover.)

    Book ID: 40368
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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME. by L'Engle, Madeleine.
    L'Engle, Madeleine.
    A WRINKLE IN TIME.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (ca 2010) dj. Hardcover - The classic first book in the Time Trilogy - a Newbery award winning title originally published in 1962. Basis for the movie of the same name. 203 pp. Dust jacket art by Leo and Diane Dillon. ISBN: 978-0-374-386139.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new)

    Book ID: 75241
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  • RABBIT HILL. by Lawson, Robert.
    Lawson, Robert.
    RABBIT HILL.

    Edition: Twelfth printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1966, c 1944) dj. Hardcover - Winner of the Newbery Award for 1944, written and illustrated with black and white drawings by Lawson. 128 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a very worn dust jacket. (prev owner's name, corners bumped, general edgewear, rubbing and tears to the dj.)

    Book ID: 57064
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  • NUMBER THE STARS. by Lowry, Lois.
    Lowry, Lois.
    NUMBER THE STARS.

    Edition: 6th printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A story of the Danish Resistance during World War II and how the Danes helped over 7000 Jewish people escape the Nazis in 1943, told through the eyes of a 10 year old girl. SIGNED and dated on the title page. Newbery award winner. 137 pp. ISBN: 0-395-510600.

    Condition: Near fine in the original dark blue cloth in a very good- dust jacket (peeled spot on front cover of dj, edgewear especially near top of spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 60034
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  • McKinley, Robin.
    THE HERO AND THE CROWN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, 1984. dj. Hardcover - Newbery Award winning book - a prequel to "The Blue Sword'. Heroic fantasy set in the mythical kingdom of Damar.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (2 short tears on front cover) with a gold Newberry seal.

    Book ID: 15680
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  • HOLES. by Sachar, Louis.
    Sachar, Louis.
    HOLES.

    Edition: Later printing (just one year after the first.)

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1999, c 1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A darkly humorous tale of crime, punishment and redemption, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, and basis of the movie of the same name, featuring Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Shia La Beouf. SIGNED and dated on the title page. A great book, which can be read on many levels, and which has already become a classic. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-374-332657.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 50124
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  • GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! Voices from a Medieval Village. by Schlitz, Laura Amy. Illustrated by Robert Byrd.
    Schlitz, Laura Amy. Illustrated by Robert Byrd.
    GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! Voices from a Medieval Village.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (2007) dj. Hardcover - Readers get to meet those who lived near an English manor in 1255 - from Hugo, the Lord's nephew, and Taggot, the blacksmith's daughter, to Pask, the runaway and Giles, the beggar, as each tell their story in verse or prose. Lovely illustrations by Robert Byrd - a handsome production overall. INSCRIBED on the title page by Schlitz and dated in 2008. Winner of Newberry Medal. Bibliography. Slightly oversized. 85 pp. ISBN: 9780763615789.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 58703
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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. by Taylor, Mildred D.
    Taylor, Mildred D.
    ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1977) dj. Hardcover - Very early printing of this 1977 Newbery award winning book, which has become a modern classic. A moving story of a young black girl in the segregated depression-era South of the 1930s who learns about the racism and hate directed to her, just because of her skin color. Frontispiece and wraparound dust jacket art by Jerry Pinkney. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-553-254502.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 75782
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